The health benefits of Rolfing treatments

The health benefits of Rolfing treatments
Using Rolfing technique to release tightness in a client's shoulder muscles

The benefits of Rolfing affect your whole body, leaving you feeling relaxed and satisfied with your efficient and effective perspective of being in this world. Experiencing the entire recipe of the Rolf Method affects change by de-layering the layered wrappings of your complexity, and exposing your true potential.

With your muscles freed to slide and expand as a whole, a new relationship with the patterns of your body emerge. You are free to shift your shape more easily and gracefully. Your body walks forth with a new education of communicating within yourself. Your living being reflects your environment, and both body and your surrounding world reflect your state of mind.

Again we come to our health being our body, mind, and spirit flowing together in cohesion. However your ailment, your dis-ease and your limitations, that have shown up in your awareness and is your body speaking it"s "truth". Being Rolfed is an education on how to free yourself from limitation through a process of unwinding your muscular and fascial structure, thereby creating more space and directional possibilities for movement and decisions in your life. Suggestions of ideal functioning are revealed and your body integrates this new knowledge for years to come.

Wherever you are now in your evolution of understanding yourself physically,mentally and emotionally, you will step up to the next level. Whether this means your physical comfort and precision or your mental and emotional expansion, you will evolve to the next level of awareness. You are awakened to how much room and freedom your body has, allowing you to live your life in unison to the attention focused on your way of moving and being in this world.

The Rolf Method alleviates conditions such as

Body Pains

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Sciatica

Postural Inconsistencies

  • Lordosis
  • Uneven gate
  • Twisted pelvis
  • Mis-matched sizes

Exhaustion

  • Poor Circulation
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue or FM

Debilitated functioning

  • Infertility
  • GERD (acid reflux)
  • Lupus
  • Stress

Does being "Rolfed" last?

Rolfing is permanent. As one student put it, after you’re Rolfed you’re like a Jaguar. No matter how long you drive a Jaguar, it’s not going to turn into a Ford. That’s a very good emotional answer. It’s beautiful because it appeals to all levels.
– Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

Photographs taken of clients, years after the basic 10 series, show that changes were still present and structure is often further improved. Your body can handle with new ease new situations requiring adaptation and integration.

You are in a constantly shifting life, and new choices you make will affect your physiology, (your physical body), as your choices also affect your state of mind and your perceived world. Our body is a reflection of our spirit. You have the choice to continually upgrade, or learn from sinking into less supportive realities. Your health is ultimately in your own hands.

Your body will have more room, catalyzed by the external output from the sessions, allowing you new listening of your layers. Now you may more easily be comfortable. The question is, can you accept being comfortable with growth?

Clients repeatedly report these changes in their bodies

  • Relief from chronic pain
  • A feeling of lightness & fluidity
  • More present in their bodies
  • Increased energy
  • Increased breathing capacity
  • Erect posture, with more ease
  • Relaxed self-confidence
  • Ease in decision-making
  • Adaptability to self-healing

Will it help my pain go away?

Sometimes parts of you have stopped moving. Little spots inside you have filled with stagnant energy from where you stubbed your toe, bumped your ribs, believed a limitation, or registered any kind of disturbance to your being. For a while your body goes into a bracing mode of shock, and often in your untrained random body you forget to let go of this past incident, for which bodywork is a wonderful tool in re-aligning. With the external input of hands on you, you remember how to hear your body in new and insightful ways.

Will it improve my posture?

Stresses in the body often cause your connective tissue, the fascial web of your body, to lock-down more tightly along your bones. When the muscles have shorted along the bones, there is less room to achieve your full stature. When these connecting areas are relaxed and the muscles have new room to lengthen into, and slide along each other individually, there is more room for your bones to be aligned, and your structure can more easily work in concert with gravity. With more space in your body, your "Posture" becomes more erect and dynamic.